Mid-Coast Maine

Upcoming Rockport Events Near The Samoset Resort


The Coastal Maine towns of Rockport, Rockland, and Camden feature an array of events, festivals, and parades throughout the year. Check out our event listings below to see if any upcoming events coincide with your stay at the Samoset Resort. You can also rely on our friendly team for personalized recommendations based on your unique interests.

Great Schooner Race - FRIDAY, JULY 9

Maine’s tall ship fleet gathers for an exciting race from Islesboro to Rockland. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the Great Schooner Race, North America’s largest annual gathering of tall ships!

North Atlantic Blues Festival - JULY 10-11

Our neighbor Rockland hosts the magnificent annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers. It’s widely considered one of the most prestigious blues festivals on the East Coast! For more information, visit: www.northatlaticbluesfestival.com

Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors Show - AUGUST 13-15

The annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors will feature boats in the water, boats on land, marine vendors, fine furniture and homewares, art jewelry, architecture, and delicious food. This event is Maine’s only in-the-water boat show, and features a wide variety of exhibitors. Produced by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine. Located at the Harbor & Buoy Parks, Rockland. Visit www.maineboats.com for more info.


Join us for the Annual Camden International Film Festival. Better known as CIFF, this festival showcases the finest international documentary cinema. Recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, the festival highlights work that shows dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story. The festival utilizes beautiful and unusual venues in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland, Maine. Screenings are followed by intimate Q&A sessions with directors and industry professionals. Festivities over the weekend include panels, workshops, photographic exhibits, musical concerts and exclusive parties.

Hope Orchards Opening Weekend

This Pick Your Own orchard is a must for locals and visitors alike. Featuring 14 varieties of apples, we are the perfect fall excursion, just 6 miles from Camden. Hope Orchards, 434 Camden Road, Hope, Maine. Check out website for hours, events and picking schedules. – www.hopeorchards.com.

Scenic Chairlift Rides Camden Snow Bowl

Chairlift rides run Saturdays in October from 10 AM to 2 PM during the height of foliage season. Visit: www.camdensnowbowl.com for more information.
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